Preparing for Advising and Enrollment - Center for Academic Advising

Preparing for Advising and Enrollment

Spring 2022 advising for currently enrolled students begins October 7, 2021. You should schedule an advising appointment based on your Enrollment DateEnrollment dates are determined by your total hours earned and your ID Number; you can find your registration date here: Enrollment Dates. Regular enrollment begins on October 25, 2021, leading off with Senior registration. 

Here is a key to determine your classification by total hours earned: 

Classification Total Hours Earned 
Freshmen 0-29 hours earned 
Sophomore 30-59 hours earned 
Junior 60-89 hours earned 
Senior 90+ hours earned 

Students should meet with an advisor BEFORE their enrollment date to promote on time enrollment. Follow the steps outlined in the drop down menus below to schedule and prepare for your advising appointment. 

IMPORTANT: This page is designed for currently enrolled students preparing for enrollment. If you are a new student planning to enroll at TU for your first semester, visit our New Student Enrollment page.

  • Thinking About Changing Your Major or Adding Another Program?

    Meet with a Professional Advisor in the Center for Academic Advising

    If you are thinking about changing your major or adding another major to your plan, please meet with an advisor in the Center for Academic Advising to discuss this plan as soon as possible. To schedule with an advisor in your program of interest, visit: Meet with Your Academic Advisor.

    Meet with a Career Coach in the Center for Career Development and Professional Engagement

    The Center for Career Development and Professional Engagement has a variety of resources for students who are exploring majors. If you are unsure about what you’d like to pursue as your major, we encourage you to utilize the resources available on the Exploring Majors and Careers site. If you are interested in meeting with a Career Coach, you can book a coaching session HERE.

    Explore TU Degree Programs

    TU offers a variety of major and minor programs.  Use this link to discover what TU has to offer: Explore Programs

  • Schedule an Appointment with Your Advisor

    Schedule an advising appointment to meet with your advisor before your Enrollment Date.

    You will meet with either a professional academic advisor in the Center for Academic Advising or a faculty advisor in your major program(s) of study. Use the information below to determine how you will be advised.  

    • First Year Freshmen currently enrolled in their first semester will meet a professional advisor in the Center for Academic Advising to plan for enrollment. If you are in your first semester at TU and you entered as a freshmen, you can book your advising session with your assigned professional advisor here: Meet with Your Academic Advisor.


    • Students who have not yet declared a major or who are non-degree seeking students at the University will meet a professional advisor in the Center for Academic Advising to plan for enrollment. You can book your advising session with your assigned professional advisor here: Meet with Your Academic Advisor.


    • Students who are in their second semester and beyond at TU and students who transferred to TU for the current term will meet with a faculty advisor.
      • WHO IS MY FACULTY ADVISOR? You can locate your faculty advisor assignment and your faculty advisor’s email address in Self-Service/Student Planning, under the Advising tab. If you are pursuing a single major, you will have an assigned “Primary Faculty Advisor”, if you are pursuing two or more majors, you will also have assigned advisors for those majors that will be labeled “Secondary Faculty Advisor”.  If you are pursuing more than one major, we recommend that you see an advisor for each program prior to enrolling.
      • HOW DO I SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH MY FACULTY ADVISOR? Faculty advisors expect that you will reach out to them to set up your advising appointment; the best way to coordinate this is to email them directly using the email address found in Self-Service/Student Planning. Please make sure you set up a time to meet with your advisor prior to your scheduled enrollment date.


    If you have questions about who you should meet with for advising, please contact for assistance.

  • Prepare Your Course Plan In Student Planning

    Log in to Self-Service/Student Planning

    • Review your progress tab and timeline to identify courses that you need to take for the upcoming terms. Plan courses based on your degree plan timeline and available sections. The course schedule can be found HERE. 


    • Refer to your degree program balance sheet for additional guidance. If you do not have a copy of a degree program balance sheet, you can contact for assistance.


    • Ensure all anticipated transfer/AP/IB credits are showing on your timeline in the farthest left column, often titled “Fall ’19”. If your credits are not recorded in Student Planning it is possible that the Registrar’s Office has not received an official copy of your transcript or score report. For more information about how to submit official records, review the steps for Submitting Official Transcripts/Score Reports. If you have submitted official records, but your credits still have not posted, please email   


    • Create a course schedule on your Course Plan screen; your advisor will assist you with any course plan adjustments when you meet with them for advising.  TU degree plans are designed to allow for graduation in 4 years based on at least 15 hours of enrollment each semester; please keep this in mind as you choose courses.


    For Help Using Student Planning, you can watch tutorial videosHERE 

    To view other helpful videos, click HERE 

  • Review Your Midterm Grades

    Midterm grades will be available to you at the time you meet with your advisor. You can locate them under the “Grades” button in Self-Service.

    Checkout: What Are Midterm Grades? A Student’s Guide for more information on the importance of your midterm grades and how to use them to improve your academic performance.


    Watch: How to Access Your Midterm Grades in Self-Service

  • How to Have a Successful Advising Session
    • Come with Questions. As an active participant in your educational and career planning, it is natural that you’ll have questions or specific things, beyond course scheduling, that you’d like to discuss with your advisor.  We recommend that you write these questions down ahead of time so that you don’t forget to ask something important.


    • Be Prepared. Use the preparation steps outlined in the Student Planning section above to ensure that you are ready for your advising session.


    • Think about Your Goals.  Your advisor is a resource to help you align your academic, career, and personal goals so that you can get the most out of your educational experience at the University.


    • Be Honest. Your advisor will help you assess your work load, academic needs, personal commitments, and other obligations that could impede your ability to have a successful academic career.  Reflect on your current semester and what you might need to change next semester. Reviewing your midterm grades is part of this process. Share your reflections with your advisor.


    • Arrive on Time.  Being on time for your advising appointment is critical. If you need to reschedule your appointment, please let your advisor know as soon as possible.
  • I'm Planning to Take Transfer Courses...Now What?

    Transfer work taken while a student at The University of Tulsa must be approved by the Associate Dean of the student’s major college prior to enrollment at the other college or university. Failure to receive prior approval from the dean’s office will result in work not being transferable to TU.

    Transfer credit from other colleges and universities are subject to the policies of the University of Tulsa, major College, and the program of study. The Office of the Registrar coordinates the transfer credit evaluation and transfer credit approval processes. Students should  refer to the Transfer Credit and Exam Credit policies on the Registrar’s site HERE.

    To request approval for transfer credit, students must complete a Transfer Course Request for each course for which they are seeking approval.

  • Non-Degree Seeking Students

    Non-Degree Seeking and Concurrent Enrollment Students


    If you plan to take courses this upcoming summer and/or fall, please take the following steps:

    • Log in to Self-Service/Student Planning, click the “Student Planning” button and then choose Plan Your Degree & Register for Courses to plan the courses you’d like to take for the summer and/or fall terms. (WATCH: Student Planning Tutorial)
    • Once you have your courses planned, you will go to your Advising tab and click the ”Request Review” button.  This will send a notification to the Center for Academic Advising that you have planned courses and would like them to be reviewed for enrollment.

    • After you click, “Request Review”, an advisor in the Center for Academic Advising will review your requested courses and let you know if they have been approved or if you need to make any changes to your plan.
    • On your scheduled day and time to enroll, you will log in to to Self-Service/Student Planning to register yourself in your courses using the “Register Now” button on each term in which you plan to take courses.

    • You can find your scheduled enrollment window on your Schedule tab, just under the heading for the term.


    If you prefer to meet with an advisor to plan your courses and prepare for enrollment, Bonnie Dickson is the designated Center for Academic Advising staff member for Non-Degree Seeking students. You can make arrangements to meet with Bonnie using the information below:


    Bonnie Dickson


    Book an Appointment with Bonnie

  • Resolve Enrollment Holds
    Bursar HoldTo resolve this hold, you can pay your account balance online here:
    Bursar’s Office  918-631-2600  or Bursar's Office
    Housing HoldTo resolve this hold, contact the Housing office to determine what steps you need to take.Housing Office 918-631-2516
    Transcript HoldIf you have not submitted a final, official high school or college transcript, the Registrar’s office can place an enrollment hold on your account. To resolve this hold, you can request an official transcript to be sent directly to the Registrar at Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to be deemed official.Registrar’s Office at 918-631-2254 or
    Alexander Health Center HoldIf you have not yet submitted your immunization records or proof of a Flu vaccination, doing so may resolve this hold.  You can upload this documentation to the Patient Portal.Alexander Health Center 918-631-2241
    No Emergency Contact Information on File HoldYou can resolve this hold by logging in to and clicking on your user profile (see picture attached) and click on “emergency information” to add an emergency contact. Once you have entered at least one emergency contact, your hold will be removed. Self-Service
    Financial Agreements HoldTo resolve this hold, complete your financial agreement in Student Planning. Self-Service
    HANDOUT: Student Financial Agreement Holds